Find Something Worth Celebrating
You’re alive and if you are sober, that is a cause worth celebrating. Each day there is a celebration for something, big and small. Find one thing in your life worth celebrating right now and throw some kind of a party for yourself. If it’s cupcake day, go get a cupcake. If you’re celebrating your sobriety, share about it at a meeting.
Try Something New
Trying something new when you’re in a difficult place is as simple as reacting to your triggers in a different way. If you’re used to going home and disappearing under your covers, do the opposite of that. Drive to the beach, take a walk, or engage in something completely different.
Conquer A Fear/ Follow A Dream
You might think this sounds grandiose in some way. There’s a slim chance you’ll be able to go skydive on an impulse or perform on stage without notice, if those are things you’ve feared and dreamt of. Conquering a fear and following a dream can be little things whose significance has a big impact. For example, go into the store you’re always too afraid to try anything on in and play dress up. Buy those boots you’ve been eyeing or take that drive you’ve been meaning to take.
Get Into Gratitude
Sometimes even action isn’t enough to change our energy. Science has proven that shifting energy into gratitude changes our brains, our bodies, and the way we see the world around us. Gratitude is the ability to see the world as it is larger than yourself. It means recognizing there is so much more happening around you than what is happening to you. Even if you can only be grateful for a bottle of water or a ride in a car, find something to be grateful for and it will multiply immediately.
Keep Calm To Carry On
Meditation can help the brain find a state of calm in two minutes. Just a few minutes is all you need to take a few deep breaths and center your thoughts. You’ll feel better in mind, body, and spirit by taking some personal time to collect yourself and focus on your breath.
Aurora Recovery Centre knows that recovery can be tough. We also know that it is worth it. There is a light at the end of the dark tunnel. Let us show you the way. For information on our residential treatment programs, call us today at 844-515-STOP.